|Frances Morrill Schlitt 10dec2010 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center|
Frances Morrill Schlitt is a retired social worker originally from Auburn, Maine. She is the mother of a 2010-2011 Yiddish Book Center Fellow, David Schlitt. Frances' mother was an immigrant to the United States from Ponovitch, Lithuania, while her father came from outside Ponovitch. They met and married in the United States. Frances remembers thinking her mother was illiterate, but after she died Frances realized she could read and write (in addition to speak, of course) Yiddish...
Keywords: Jewish Immigrants; Jewish Day School; Jewish Calendar; Lithuania; Ponovitch; Jewish Ritual; Judaism; Shabbat; Jews of Newton; Jews of Brookline; Jews of Dorchester; Jews of Boston; Social Work; Women's Issues; Kibbutz; Israel; J Street; Gender Equality; Brandeis University; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project
|David Schlitt 20May2011 Yiddish Book Center - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
David Morrill Schlitt was a 2010-2011 Yiddish Book Center Fellow. His family originally comes from Lithuania, Romania, and Moldova. They mostly immigrated to the US before World War I. David grew up in Brookline, MA, with his mother and father, both of whom have been interviewed for the Wexler Oral History Project. Jewish identity was very consciously expressed and transmitted in his household; his parents sent him to a Solomon Schechter Day School, brought him to Workmen's Circle events, and ev...
Keywords: David Schlitt; Family history and stories; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish Language; Yiddish Learning; Immigration Migration and Place; Visual arts; Literature; Poetry; Scholarship; Education; Religion and Ritual; Family Traditions; Eastern Europe; United States; Politics and Political Movements; Brookline MA; Romania; Lithuania; The Simpsons; Jermy Dauber; Solomon Schecter Day School; Brookline High School; Museum of Fine Arts; Prozdor Hebrew School; Columbia University; Vilnius Yiddish Institute; YIVO Summer Program; University of Michigan; Workmen's Circle; 1980's; 1990's; 2000's; the Left; Liberal Politics; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture; Ramsay Leimenstoll; Western Europe; United States; Food and culinary traditions; France; freedom; religion; challah; Paris; Jewish Identity; Education; Spanish; Yiddish learning; Other languages; Education; Jewish studies; Favorite Yiddish word; Yiddish words; Paris; Geneva; chamsa
|Pauline Katz 6May2011 Yiddish Book Center* - Yiddish Book Center (Allie)|
Pauline Katz, a 2010-2011 Fellow at the Yiddish Book Center, was interviewed by Lesley Yalen on May 6, 2011. Pauline worked primarily on the Wexler Oral History Project. Pauline grew up in Boston, MA speaking Yiddish at home. Her parents are not native Yiddish speakers, but they decided to learn Yiddish as adults and to raise Pauline and her brother speaking Yiddish. Pauline enjoyed having a special second language she could speak with her family and certain friends...
Keywords: Pauline Katz; Family history and stories re. ancestors; Childhood; Jewish Identity; Yiddish language (feelings of/about; meaning; descriptions of); Yiddish revival and activism; Press; Radio; Literature; Family traditions; Jewish holidays; Eastern Europe; Soviet Union; United States; Politics and political movements; Yiddish Book Center; Summer camp; Transmission (intergenerational; cultural; social... parenting); Roots/heritage; children/grandchildren of (Yiddish personalities); Jewish community (descriptions of place and social dynamics in a particular time); Boston; MA; Somerville; Brookline; Pennsylvania; Russia; Ukraine; Belarus; Moishe Katz; Workmen's Circle; Camp Kinderland; Camp Kindering; 1980s-2000s; 1930s-1950s; Communist Party; Civil Rights; Progressive; Yiddish Book Center; National Yiddish Book Center; Wexler Oral History Project; nybc; ybc; Yiddish; Jewish culture